This year's Ramadan coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic period and has an impact on the prohibition of Eid homecoming. Of course this makes sad for some people, including me who rarely meet with other large families outside the city.
But for the common good, we can hold back and make friendships with family digitally. One way is to utilize applications on smartphones that already support video calls.
I myself use the WhatsApp application to make video calls with my relatives in Bandung. Before making a video call, I need to make sure the internet speed of the service provider is used so that the conversation is stable, smooth, and uninterrupted.
Here I use the services of the operator Indosat Ooredoo for daily activities because it already supports networks up to 4G. To test the internet speed, I use the Speedtest by Ookla application.
Based on three tests, the 4G network from Indosat Ooredoo has good speed for video calls, chatting, and surfing the internet.
In the first test, the application shows Indosat Ooredoo's speed reaching 20.3 Mbps for downloads and 7.48 Mbps for uploads. As for the second test, the operator's speed slightly decreased to 14 Mbps for downloads and 4.95 for uploads. Finally, the speed changes to 11.3 Mbps for downloads and 3.22 Mbps for uploads.
Although it is changing, the speed of Indosat Ooredoo shown by the Speedtest by Ookla application is still fast for video calls. Furthermore, I immediately contacted my brother by using the WhatsApp application.
During the video call process, the sound and video displayed on the WhatsApp application can run smoothly and smoothly. In addition to hospitality, I also discussed interesting topics so that I did not have a conversation for 1 hour 19 minutes from 21:01 WIB until 22:20 WIB.
Data usage before (left) and after (right) WhatsApp video call
Quota used by WhatsApp during the video call process reaches 308.8 Mbps. You could say this quota is used according to the use of video calls long enough plus the smoothness of the video and sound that is displayed during the conversation.
With the smooth running of this network, I can make a good friendship digitally with families outside the city smoothly. For me this is enough to treat the prohibition of going home during the pandemic.
I happen to be using a 50GB Freedom Combo package with a main quota of 25GB (24 hours), a local quota of 15GB (24 hours), and a 10GB night quota (01.00 – 06.00).
You could say this package is quite affordable because it is priced at Rp150,000. Night quota, which is rarely used on a normal day, during the month of Ramadhan can be used at dawn until sunrise.
Indosat Ooredoo also has other packages that are more affordable to support daily activities. Even in the month of Ramadan, the Freedom Quota package has appeared at an affordable price.
Daily Freedom Quota
|Package||Prices and benefits|
|7GB Freedom||Rp19,900, 7-day active period, 7GB quota|
|Freedom 14GB||IDR39,900, active period of 14 days, quota of 14GB|
|28GB Freedom||IDR74,900, active period of 28 days, quota of 28GB|
Although the quota offered is large, the Freedom Quota Today package only allows us to use a 1GB quota every day. If the quota limit runs out, the speed will be adjusted. Furthermore, the quota will be reset every day.
Furthermore, the Unlimited package from Indosat Ooredoo has changed to Freedom U with attractive benefits. We can get access to unlimited social media applications, such as WhatsApp, LINE, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and others.
Freedom U Indosat Ooredoo
|Freedom U Indosat Ooredoo||Benefit|
With these benefits offered, Freedom U is suitable for you to go home using virtual video calling applications such as WhatsApp and LINE to your heart's content. Moreover, the price varies from Rp 5,000 to Rp 150,000 which can be chosen according to our needs and funds.
While Freedom Combo is one of the packages relied upon by Indosat Ooredoo because it presents a large-scale package at an affordable price. But this package has a quota distribution night so it is quite useful to support your dawn activities.
|Package||Prices and benefits|
|4GB Freedom Combo||
Rp.25,000, 2GB main quota, 1GB local quota, 1GB night quota, 5 minutes telephone calls to all operators, 30 days active period
|8GB Freedom Combo||
Rp35,000, 4GB main quota, 2GB local quota, 2GB night quota, 20 minutes telephone calls to all operators, 30 days active period
|Freedom Combo 14GB||
Rp.50,000, main quota of 7.5GB, local quota of 3.5GB, night quota of 3GB, 30 minutes of telephone calls to all operators, active period of 30 days
|Freedom Combo 20GB||
IDR 70,000, main quota of 11GB, local quota of 5GB, 4GB night quota, 40 minutes of telephone calls to all operators, 30 days active period
|Freedom Combo 30GB||
IDR 100,000, 16GB main quota, 8GB local quota, 6GB night quota, 60 minutes of telephone calls to all operators, 30 days active period
|50GB Freedom Combo||
Rp150,000, main quota of 25GB, local quota of 15GB, night quota of 10GB, 60 minutes of telephone calls to all operators, active period of 30 days
|50GB Freedom Combo||IDR 200,000, main quota of 25GB, local quota of 15GB, night quota of 10GB, 60 minutes of telephone calls to all operators, 90-day active period|
Before using the main quota, Freedom Combo will use a local quota to access the internet. Local quota itself is a special quota that is obtained and can only be used in the registration area. By using the 14GB Freedom Combo for only IDR 50,000, we can get a fairly large internet quota.
But for those of you who don't want to bother with sharing internet hours, you can try the Freedom Internet package which presents a 24-hour internet quota that can be used for all networks from 2G, 3G, 3.5G, to 4G.
|Package||Prices and benefits|
|Freedom Internet 2GB||Rp.15,000, 15-day active period, 2GB quota, Safe Credit|
|Freedom Internet 3GB||IDR 25,000, 30-day active period, 3GB quota, Safe Credit|
|Freedom Internet 10GB||IDR 50,000, 30 days active period, 10GB quota, Safe Credit|
|Freedom Internet 18GB||IDR 75,000, 30-day active period, 18GB quota, Safe Credit|
|Freedom Internet 25GB||IDR 100,000, 30-day active period, 25GB quota, Safe Credit|
You could say Freedom Internet is suitable for you who do not want to have a quota with the division of time. You are free to stay in touch digitally anytime for 24 hours.
In addition, for those of you who normally use favorite social media applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, it is suitable to use the Freedom U package with unlimited quota.
Indosat Ooredoo also has a Only 4U program that will randomly provide cheap package surprises and other promos each period. You can * 123 # this program. Later each user will have a different surprise.